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The Application Deadline is March 1, 2012 for all Hispanic College Fund scholarship programs.

A Note about E-mail:  Make sure to add the address "autoemail at hispanicfund.org" to your contacts or safe list so that important messages regarding your application do not get caught in your junk or SPAM filter.  Also note that "autoemail at hispanicfund.org" is only used to send automated messages regarding your account, and therefore we will not view or respond to messages sent to that address.

Sallie Mae Fund First In My Family Scholarship Program


The Sallie Mae Fund First in My Family Scholarship Program is dedicated to assisting students who are the first person in their family to attend college.

What is first in my family?  Applicants are first in their family if they are the first of their siblings, parents and grandparents to pursue a bachelor's degree or the first to pursue an associate's degree.

Application Deadline: April 15th, 2009

Individual Awards: $500-$5,000

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be of Hispanic background
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident residing in the United States.
  • Must be an undergraduate student for the upcoming year who attends school in the United States or Puerto Rico.
  • Must be studying full-time in the United States or Puerto Rico
  • Must have a minimum GPA of a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must be first in family to attend college for the upcoming academic year

Required Documents:

  • Official transcript - Postmarked by April 15th
  • Proof of family income - Postmarked by April 15th
  • Proof of citizenship status - Postmarked by April 15th
  • Essay - Submitted online by April 15th
  • Letter of Recommendation - Submitted online by April 15th
  • Resume - Submitted online by April 15th
  • Financial Aid verification (if chosen as semi finalist only) - Submitted online by June 30th

For more information about the Sallie Mae Fund go to http://www.salliemaefund.org






All applications are processed through a secure website.

Applications for the 2013-2014 academic year will no longer be available.